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Women's Natural Health



Women's Natural Health
Endo-Fem with PMS Plus Product Ingredient Herbal Investigation

The herbal information in our Ingredients section has been researched and compiled by Hawaii herbal consultant Shelni Marchant. We chose to retain Ms. Marchant to research this section for us because she is knowledgeable, meticulous, and dedicated to her work. Shelni is committed to teaching and helping others to reach their health goals through the awareness and proper application of herbal knowledge.
The resources referenced by Ms. Marchant are listed at the end of this section.
When reading this section, you may observe that each of the herbs has its own unique benefits which relate not just to the toning and balancing of the female system, but also to other systems of the body. In addition, this section is presented in layman's terms for easier reading. More detail on the herbal properties and their definitions may be investigated by the more inquisitive reader by referencing sources cited in the bibliography.

Endo-Fem trace mineral and nutritive ingredients are as follows:

Vitamin E 1001U used for PMS symptoms, reduction of cyclic breast swelling and tenderness
Vitamin B6 9mg for general female nutritional supplementation and balancing other ingredients
Potassium 45mg to assist in the normal detoxification process through the kidneys
Magnesium 100mg for PMS symptoms food cravings caused by mineral imbalance
Selenium 20mcg for PMS moodiness and irritability

Endo-Fem herbal ingredients are as follows:

Asparagus
Buchu leaves
Cayenne pepper
Cleavers
Couch grass
Dandelion root
Gravel root
Uva Ursi

Other ingredients are:

Apple cider vinegar
Sea Kelp
Soy Lecithin

Investigation of Herbal Ingredients for "Endo-Fem with PMS Plus "
Researched and Compiled by Herbal Consultant Shelni Marchant

Asparagus Root Asparagus racemosus

Strengthening for female reproductive system, promotes milk flow, increases fertility, diuretic, expectorant. Soothing, moistening, used for kidney, bladder and urinary tract irritation. Helpful for the mucus membranes and soothing for inflammations. Used for Tuberculosis and lung infections, overly dry throat and lungs, blood in expectorated mucus, and lower back pain caused by kidney yin deficiency. Helps relieve menstrual pain, assists in the balancing of hormones and functions as a yin tonic for the system. Also helpful in rheumatic conditions, detoxification of accumulated waste from the joints, and mildly sedative laxative.

Buchu Leaves Barmosa betulina
Antiseptic for urinary system, diuretic to treat water retention, promotes sweating, benefits to bladder, stomach, lung. Also for bloating and indigestion, reduction of calcification deposits and excess mineral accumulation in the tissues and organs. Used for relief of gassy conditions, indigestion, poor appetite, painfully slow digestion. Stimulates the uterus and promotes blood circulation, used for candida problems and prostatitis. Useful to prevent recurring urethritis, cystitis, burning and painful urination, bed wetting problems, gallstones. Indicated for spleen, lungs, pancreas, high blood pressure, vaginal problems, hypoglycemia, and liver dysfunction. Also for eliminating and dissolving stones of the gall bladder and urinary system.

Cayenne Pepper Capsicum frutescens
Stimulates circulatory and gastric systems, increases blood flow, benefits rheumatic conditions, tonifies nervous system, boosts metabolism, benefits depression and loss of appetite, raises energy, moves sluggish blood, relieves chills, promotes sweating, and expels mucus. Stops bleeding and hemorrhaging when used internally or externally. Stimulates immune system, decongests lungs, aids digestion. Also for improving circulation to extremeties and preventing frostbite, increases flow of nutrients to tissues, helps in the removal of waste products from the body, relieves gas and colic, stimulates digestive fluids, prevents digestive infections, helps diarrhea caused by food reactions or parasitic infestations, relieves muscle spasms. Regulates blood flow, strengthens arteries, capillaries, heart, nerves. Equalizes blood pressure, thins blood. Benefits fatigue, arthritis, diabetes, infections, bronchitis, chronic pain, strokes, hayfever, nosebleeds, paralysis, shingles, Parkinson's disease, senility, sinus problems, laryngitis, cluster headaches, tumors, and varicose veins. Acts as a potentiator (increases the effectiveness) when used with other herbs.

Cleavers(or Goose Grass) Galium aparine
Diuretic, anti-inflammatory, blood purifier, lymphatic cleanser, stomach stimulant, also indicated for spleen, gall bladder, and to strengthen the liver. Contains trace amounts of calcium. An excellent herb for calculous (mineral stones) obstructions of the urinary organs, especially when used with other herbs such as Uva Ursi and cases of fibrocystic breasts. Among several herbs which assist the lymphatic and blood systems in eliminating fibroid tissue. Also used for skin diseases such as seborrhea, eczema, psoriasis, and for swollen lymph glands, and a detoxifying agent in serious illnesses such as cancer. Also used to soften and help eliminate kidney stones. May also lower blood pressure. Also indicated for conditions where the body fails to rid itself of toxins, and for prostate gland, cystitis, and glandular fever. Eliminates excess fluid, counteracts inflammation, and external application for cancerous growths and tumors.

Couch Grass Agropyron repens, elymus repens
A gentle, cleansing diuretic and female corrective agent. Antibiotic, emollient, tonic. Lessens frequency and pain in bladder irritation, indicated for gout, enlarged prostate, cystitis, rheumatism, and jaundice. Anti-microbial, used for blood purifying, bladder, kidney, stomach stimulant, indicated for liver and spleen. Lymphatic cleanser, general use for healing lymphatic system. Indicated for bladder, lung, small intestine, and heart. Anti-inflammatory, used in conditions of cystitis, urethritis, and gallstones. Used with other herbs to soothe irritation from kidney stones, and help to reduce or dissolve kidney stones. Also indicated for enlarged prostate gland conditions and to prevent further swelling. Minor indications for lower back pain, skin diseases, constipation, fevers, bronchitis, and to strengthen eyes.

Dandelion Root Leontodon taraxacum
Blood cleanser and purifier, diuretic, for juandice and digestive disturbances, calming, sedative, expectorant. Clears obstructions of liver, gallbladder, spleen, and benefits female organs. Detoxifies gallbladder, spleen, bladder, kidney, liver, stomach, pancreas. Neutralizes blood acidity, calms rheumatic conditions and benefits skin problems such as acne, eczema and psoriasis. A liver and digestive tonic, it promotes bile flow and acts as a mild laxative as well as clearing toxins from the blood. Reduces fluid retention, clears abscesses, boils, acne, gout, and joint inflammation and osteoarthritis. Improves and enriches blood flow to benefit tissues and reduce blood toxicity, and infection. Also anti-cancerous, treats high blood pressure by reducing fluid retention, removes waste products from liver and gallbladder, benefits constipation and gout, dissolves gallstones, removes toxins in urine. Helps in toxic conditions resulting from over consumption of meat and dairy products, and for hypoglycemia. High in potassium, and helpful for fatigue, cirrhosis, hepatitis, jaundice, constipation, kidney infections. Promotes production of breast milk and reduces breast soreness caused by fluid retention, cysts, and tumors. Used externally for blisters, age spots, acne, abscesses, corns, dermatitis, bacterial infections, sores, and warts. Lowers cholesterol, boosts endurance, relieves gas and digestive disorders, and helps relieve insomnia. Reduces pHs water retention, breast tumors, menstrual cramps, tones female organs, and helps with chronic yeast infections.

Gravel Root Eupatorium purpureum
Reduces joint stiffness caused by uric acid accumulation, prevents scurvy, reduces tumors, promotes menstruation, reduces some types of menstrual pain, stimulates immunity, eliminates calculi and gravel through the kidneys, may reduce existing stones, aids in arthritic conditions, stimulates bile flow, reduces fevers, mildly laxative, clears toxins from blood, is taken for prostate enlargement, assists in uterine stimulation to ease labor. Functions as an expectorant for mucus, cleanses urinary tract to reduce occurrence of urinary infections, used for gout and rheumatism. Is considered safe for extended use if taken in small doses.

Uva Ursi Arctostaphylos uva ursi
Diuretic, astringent, antiseptic. Used for conditions of the liver, bladder, kidneys, small intestine, heart. Taken for kidney and bladder infections, postpartum uterine infections, and for blood in urine. Acts as an antiseptic and disinfectant for elimination system through kidneys and bladder. Also used for recurring cystitis, to strengthen urinary system membranes for some types of bed wetting and incontinence problems, as soothing tonic for the urinary system, and also as a douche for minor vaginal ulcerations and infections. Helps with relief of kidney stone conditions, acts as an antibiotic against E. Coli and Staph and gonorrhea, speeds healing of wounds, helpful for prostate problems and excessive sugar conditions in diabetics, and stimulates digestion.


References
Complete Course in Herbalism by Thomas Deschauer(1940)
Complete Medicinal Herbal by Penelope Ody
Herbs for Health and Healing by Kathi Keville (Rodale/St. Martin's Press, 1996)
Indian Herbology of North America by Alma R. Hutchens
New Holistic Herbal by David Hoffman (Barnes & Noble Books, 1995)
Planetary Herbology by Michael Tierra
Rodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs (Rodale Press, 1987)
The Encyclopedia of Medicinal Plants by Andrew Chevallier (DK Publishing, 1996)
The Little Herb Encyclopedia by Jack Ritchason (Woodland Health Books, 1995)

Note:
Information regarding the herbal ingredients in our products is provided for educational purposes and is not intended to be used for self-diagnosis or treatment.

Labeled Precautions:
Our Endo-Fem and Meno-Fem herbal supplement products both contain herbs which have a diuretic action. Precautions are that these products are not intended for children, pregnant or lactating women, those with any illness of those taking or requiring any medication. This product and other diuretics should not be taken by those with kidney of bladder diseases. If in doubt, consult a physician before use.

WOMEN'S NATURAL HEALTH, ENDO-FEM, and PMS PLUS are registered trademarks, registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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